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Air Force Research Lab, Industry Partners Create Remote Aircraft Inspection Tool

The Air Force Research Laboratory has collaborated with the Mercer Engineering Research Center, United Western Technologies and the Southwest Research Institute to develop a remote access tool for aircraft field maintainers. The Surgical Nondestructive Evaluation tool is designed to help maintainers determine serious aircraft structural problems may require attention during a scheduled depot maintenance, the Air Force …

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AFRL’s Kristen Schario Nabs DOD Tech Transfer Achievement Award

Kristen Schario, director of research and technology applications for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s aerospace systems directorate, has received the Defense Department‘s 2016 George Linsteadt Technology Transfer Achievement Award. DoD said Tuesday the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering provides the award to DoD government and non-government employees that contributed in …

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Col. Bruce Lyman: USAF Adopts Open Architecture, Agile Method for Intell System Modernization

The U.S. Air Force has applied open architecture and agile models toward updates of its ground infrastructure for analysis and processing of data collected from military sensors, drones and manned aircraft, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes the Air Force Research Laboratory last year built an open prototype of the Distributed …

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Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry Named AFRL Commander

Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry, formerly vice commander of the Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center, has been named chief of the Air Force Research Laboratory. Col. Mark Baird, special assistant to the commander of the Air Force Material Command, will succeed McMurry as SMC’s vice chief and …

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NASA Completes 8 Aviation Tech Demos; Jaiwon Shin Comments

NASA researchers have collaborated with industry to research, develop and demonstrate eight technology platforms designed to reduce aviation’s environmental impact through a six-year project. The space agency said Tuesday it launched the Environmentally Responsible Aviation project in 2009 to develop new platforms that focus on vehicle systems integration, propulsion and airframe …

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DARPA Tests Air-Ground Coordination Function of PCAS System on A-10

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has conducted tests on a prototype of its Persistent Close Air Support system onboard an A-10 Thunderbolt II to demonstrate air-ground coordination during close air support operations. DARPA said Thursday the demonstration flights focused on the communication and synchronization between a ground-based joint terminal attack controller and a …

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Georgia Tech to Help DARPA, AFRL Study Data Transfer Security

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Air Force Research Laboratory have awarded $4.2 million to Georgia Tech’s College of Computing to support research on how to secure data transfers. Georgia Tech said Thursday the four-year “Theia” project aims to track the movement of data between computers and Internet hosts to determine if malicious code …

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